News and Events

Pink Day advocate Travis Price Joins us!

We welcome Travis Price, proponent of internationally recognized Pink Shirt Day / Pink Day, to Canada’s most prolific bullying-prevention program.

Travis Price, co-founder of Pink Day or Pink Shirt Day, now works closely with the WITS Programs Foundation to bring both their messages to Canadian children.

Price co-organized the original Pink Shirt Day in 2007 at his high school in Nova Scotia, purchasing and distributing 50 pink shirts after a male student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt during at his first day in the school. Now, the last Wednesday in February is Canada’s national anti-bullying day. Since then, Price has brought his message to hundreds of Canadian schools and many other countries to spread the Pink Day movement to stop bullying and embrace kindness.

Together, Travis Price and the WITS Programs Foundation will build on their collective successes to reduce bullying and create a more compassionate Canadian society.

New partner in Olympic gold medalist Adam Kreek

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Adam Kreek, Olympic Gold medalist and founder of KreekSpeak Business Solutions. Adam is one of North America’s top Management Consultants and Executive Coaches and is a father of three.

“WITS teaches invaluable skills to the next generation of leaders. I was bullied as a kid, so I’m extra thankful that my kids have been trained to walk away, ignore, talk it out, then seek help.”

– Adam Kreek.

See Adam’s full bio and website

In Schools and the Community

Last Spring (2019), the WITS team made almost 100 visits to schools and community events in the Lower Mainland of BC and Victoria, BC. They read WITS-pick books in classrooms, entertained kids with fun activities at festivals and handed out WITS stickers, pencils and other fun giveaways.

20th Anniversary Celebration

Pictured (left to right) are founders Tom Woods, Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater, Judi Stevenson and David Valentine at our 20th anniversary event, held at the Songhees Wellness Centre blocks away from where it all started in Esquimalt, (part of Victoria) BC, Canada.

Now in schools across Canada, WITS has crossed into the United States and an affiliated Portuguese version “DIGA” is being evaluated in Brazil. Officially since 1998 (and even before that!) the WITS Programs have been making a difference. Find WITS in your community on our map at the bottom of the program section home page.

Upcoming Events

Pink Shirt Day

The next Pink Shirt Day is February 24, 2021. Help support bullying prevention by visiting a Denny’s near you in the two weeks leading up to Pink Shirt Day and making a donation to their Pink Shirt Day campaign – a portion of which supports our programs!

The next Pink Shirt Gala is under construction! stay tuned – all proceeds support the WITS Programs Foundation.